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Biological Weapons Limiting the Threat

ISBN-10: 0262621282
ISBN-13: 9780262621281
Edition: 1999
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Description: The essays in this book, many of which were originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examine the medical, scientific and political dimensions of limiting the threat posed by biological weapons.

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Book details

List price: $7.75
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 5/13/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

The essays in this book, many of which were originally published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, examine the medical, scientific and political dimensions of limiting the threat posed by biological weapons.

Acknowldgments
Foreword
Introducing and Framing the Issues
Introduction
Why Should We Be Concerned About Biological Warfare?
Background and History
Biological Warfare: A Historical Perspective
Clinical Recognition and Management of Patients Exposed to Biological Warfare Agents
Biological Weapons and U.S. Law
Arms Control and Biological Weapons
Biological Weapons Control: Prospects and Implications for the Future
An Effective Prohibition of Biological Weapons
Iraq's Biological Weapons Program
Iraq's Biological Warfare Program: The Past as Future?
Investigating Iraq's Biological Weapons Program
Detection and Use of Biological Agents: Case Studies
A Large Community Outbreak of Salmonellosis Caused by Intentional Contamination of Restaurant Salad Bars
An Outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae Type 2 Among Laboratory Workers Due to Intentional Food Contamination
The Sverdlovsk Anthrax Outbreak of 1979
Unlawful Acquisition and Use of Biological Agents
Policies for Responding to the Threat of Biological Warfare
Biological Terrorism: Preparing to Meet the Threat
The Threat of Biological Weapons: Prophylaxis and Mitigation of Psychological and Social Consequences
Potential Values of a Simple Biological Warfare Protective Mask
Bioterrorism: Threats and Responses
Epilogue
List of Contributors
Index
About the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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